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Sonia and I signed up to host a Plein Air painting afternoon at our Cliff House through the Kittery Art Association, located just down the street from us in Kittery Point, Maine. We also invited artists from our favorite gallery in Portsmouth, Ceres Street Gallery. The weather forecast was iffy all week, with projected rain. But it ended up being a spectacular afternoon/evening with a constantly-changing sky and beautiful weather.

I perched myself overlooking the beach beneath our house where there’s a weathered chunk from the hull and keel of a long-past ship wreck:

Rocks are particularly hard for me, for some reason. I like the way these rocks turned out, but I think the darker shade should be lower on the rocks, rather than on top, where shadows tend to be. I like the way the sand and beach turned out, and I also like the many layers of red/orange on the hull of the wreck.

Other than enjoying doing my own painting, Sonia and I loved hosting this event. We met some local artists from the Kittery Art Association and bonded over vino and storytelling late into the evening with our friends from Ceres Street Gallery. We’ll definitely be doing this again next year!

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